COVID-19 Update: New highest daily record of 3,309 cases today

By Nurul Saadah

GOMBAK, 12 January 2021: Malaysia today recorded an alarming spike of 3,309 new COVID-19 cases of which 3,303 are local cases and six are imported, making it the highest daily record of infections.

Currently, the total number of cumulative confirmed cases are 141,533 and active cases stand at 30,390 with 190 cases in the intensive care unit (ICU) and 83 cases being intubated.

Four more fatalities have been confirmed, taking the cumulative COVID-19 death toll to 559 to date.

Nearly 78% of new cases are coming from states that Movement Control Order (MCO) will be implemented on 13 January. Selangor is leading with 1,007 cases (30.4%), followed by Johor with 442 cases (13.4%) and Sabah with 409 cases (12.4%).

According to the Health Director-General, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, a total of 605 clusters have been reported including 11 new clusters reported today.

Three new clusters were recorded in Selangor, which included Jalan Manan Cluster, Persiaran Kuala Cluster and Kampung Badak Cluster. Kampung Badak Cluster also involved Bachok and Kota Bharu in Kelantan. Another new cluster in Kelantan is Taman Kesedar Cluster.

Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur recorded four new clusters, which are Udadrama Cluster, Iris Cluster, Jalan Kiara Cluster, and Dialisis Batu Cluster.

Sarawak, Putrajaya and Terengganu reported one new cluster which is Bukit Sekubong Cluster, Dialisis Putra Cluster and Permint Harmoni Cluster respectively.

Dr. Noor Hisham also disclosed that a total of 1,469 new recovered cases of COVID-19 today, adding to the total number of recovery to 110,584 cases.***

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